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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 5, 2010 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

Howlin' Wolf belted out Little Red Rooster, Spoonful, Smokestack Lightning and several other tunes we all know through the Grateful Dead. Here is a recent audio article from NPR that includes a couple of nice YouTube videos.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130276817

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 5, 2010 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

Enjoyed hearing that yesterday. Thanks for the link.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Oct 5, 2010 9:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

Ya gotta lova da Wolf. :)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 6, 2010 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

One of those times when the covers couldn't get close to the orignal.

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 6, 2010 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

True. He was a giant among men.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 6, 2010 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

Are you saying Willie Dixon's originals are better than Howlin' Wolf's covers?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_written_by_Willie_Dixon

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 6, 2010 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

I should know better. Love me some Willie Dixon. He was one of the singers that made me say, "Where have you been all my life." BD, good call, he is one of the best, and one of the originals. I stand corrected.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Oct 6, 2010 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

Thanks BD, wow, what a mix of music groups. Motorhead, Hawkwind, Meat Puppets, metal has its blues roots definetely. I guess blues is the heart of all music though. The 7th Son is one of my personal faves.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 7, 2010 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

So last night I'm bringing my son and his friend home from school. Because of those rock star vid games, this kid has become a classic rock devotee. My son is playing a John Mayer cd! He has a version of Crossroads that makes it sound almost boppy. I make my kid put on one of Clapton's versions and during the song, the friend leans over and says "boy, he sure stole a lot from Lez Zeppelin. I almost drove off the road laughing.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Oct 6, 2010 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

I don't know if I missed a post on this previously but if you like the Wolf and Willie stuff you can't miss the movie "Cadillac Records".
The music is outstanding and the history will give those to young to remember any of it a great historical reference for how we got to the Boys music and most of the great "psychedelic and Blues" music of the 60's and beyond even the rappers and soul artist of past and present.

Its one to have in your dvd collection.

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Oct 8, 2010 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Howlin' Wolf (semi-Dead)

http://991.com/newGallery/Howlin-Wolf-The-London-Howlin-436225.jpg

If you can find this album you'll be glad you did.